May 2, 2018

BMW under fire over electrical fault

The UK's vehicle safety agency said BMW failed to tell it about an electrical fault in one of its cars that was involved in a fatal collision. The BMW had suffered an electrical fault, causing its brake lights to fail and resulting in the vehicle stalling on a dark A-road. BMW said it was "Deeply saddened" but could not comment further. BMW recalled 500,000 cars in the US in 2013, as well as smaller recalls in Australia, Canada and South Africa, to address the problem. After a meeting in February 2016, BMW told DVSA officials that the faults were under control and no UK vehicles were recalled. Which? said: "Drivers in the UK will ask why BMW delayed recalling a car that was a known danger and had been recalled in several other countries years earlier."

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